Raissa Figueroa Author of You Will Do Great Things
March 25 @ 3:30 pm
Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 3:30pm PDT
La Jolla Riford Library Warwick’s, in partnership with La Jolla Riford Library, presents Raissa Figueroa as she reads, discusses and signs her new book, You Will Do Great Things. Raissa Figueroa is a children’s book illustrator and overall art lover based out of San Diego, California. She loves taking in the early morning light while out on walks with her dog, Ghost, and letting her mind meander off to fantastical new places. Raissa is the illustrator of We Wait for the Sun, written by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe – which earned her a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor – as well as the Oona picture books written by Kelly DiPucchio and The More the Merrier written by David Martin.
From Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and book club founder Amerie, You Will Do Great Things is a lyrical, magical picture book about the great possibilities that lie ahead for our little ones, featuring illustrations by Raissa Figueroa.
A young boy’s imagination takes off as he gazes at family photos, whisking him off on a fantastical journey. Along the way, the boy tries exciting and bold new things, ventures into unexplored worlds, and forms deep connections with his multicultural heritage and the ancestors who imbue him with the strength and courage to make a difference.
Amerie has written a moving, sweeping, and deeply loving story that is inspired by her own family. It is a celebration of everything our little ones have yet to do: the great, the amazing, the strange, and the new. It’s also a lasting reminder that the loved ones in our lives will always be right there beside us—and in our hearts—cheering us on.